03 Jul '11, 1am

Thirty-seven strawberries a day may keep the doctor away - Yahoo! News via @yahoosg

An apple a day has been replaced with strawberries -- 37 of them, to be exact. A recent study from scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, California, suggests that eating a heaping bowl of the flavonoid-packed fruits every day can keep diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and even cancer at bay. Published on June 27 in the peer-reviewed journal PLoS ONE , the research reveals that a naturally occurring flavonoid called fisetin (also found in lesser degrees in other fruits and veggies) is found most abundantly in strawberries and packs a mighty punch at fending off diseases. In the study, researchers fed Akita mice the equivalent of 37 strawberries a day for a human. The mice, genetically afflicted with high blood sugar, showed a reduction in medical diabetes symptoms and inflammatory activity linked to cancer, and the study also concluded that the ...

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